Food Gatherers: Rockin’ for the Hungry Launches Virtually on Giving Tuesday

Food Gatherers, Ann Arbor’s 107one, and Kroger will join forces from Dec. 1 – Dec. 5 at Rockin’ for the Hungry, a virtual fund drive to help alleviate hunger in Washtenaw County.

This holiday season, many residents of Washtenaw County won’t have enough to eat, some for the first time in their lives, and they will turn to local food pantries for help. During the 2020 Rockin’ for the Hungry fund drive, community members can join Food Gatherers and ann arbor’s 107one to virtually raise the funds for 30,000 emergency food boxes to help fill our neighbors’ plates. Gifts made during Rockin’ will be matched 1:1 thanks to generous community members including the Harold & Kay Peplau Family Fund and the estate of Irene Fast.

“While Rockin’ may look different this year, one thing remains the same, no one in our community should go hungry,” said Eileen Spring, President and CEO of Food Gatherers. “The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased food insecurity in our community and many of our neighbors are facing hunger for the first time. When you make a gift during Rockin’, you will support our county-wide network of 170 partner programs and agencies distributing food to anyone who needs it.”

Launching on Giving Tuesday, ann arbor’s 107one radio personalities will be hosting the virtual event
during a five-day broadcast, Tuesday, December 1st – Saturday, December 5th, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Community members can join by tuning in to 107.1 FM to hear interviews with community leaders and
partners, updates, and donor sponsored power hours.

Donating is easy! Here’s how you can give and get your gift matched 1:1:
• Online:
• By phone: call 734-606-0753
• By text: text ROCKIN to 734-888-9676
• By mail: checks made out to Food Gatherers (write Rockin’ in the memo line) can be mailed to PO Box 131037, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

Washtenaw County Kroger stores are vital partners in the fight against hunger. Kroger’s Zero Hunger, Zero Waste initiative demonstrates the company’s commitment to ending hunger in our community whil
eliminating waste from its stores.

Remember your gift to Rockin’ will be matched 1:1, doubling your impact and feeding children, families, adults and seniors in our community.

Food Gatherers
Food Gatherers’ mission is to alleviate hunger in Washtenaw County. The food bank and food rescue program serving Washtenaw County, we distribute more than 7.8 million pounds of food annually to 170 non-profit programs serving low-income adults, seniors, and children. For a list of our partner programs, or to learn how you can become involved in the fight against hunger locally, please visit or call 734-761-2796.

ann arbor’s 107one
ann arbor’s 107one is Ann Arbor’s leading adult radio station. Home to the Martin Bandyke program in the morning, the station reaches 45,300 adults each week in the Washtenaw region and can be heard at 107.1 FM or on the web with streaming audio at

The Kroger Co. of Michigan
Incorporated in Michigan in 1909 and headquartered in Novi, The Kroger Co. of Michigan operates 122 Kroger stores, 75 fuel centers, 104 pharmacies and the Michigan Dairy. Michigan Kroger’s 19,000 associates are dedicated to the Kroger Purpose: to FEED the Human Spirit, by serving the region through food, inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.